Nimari Burnett

Updated on 6/28/2023.  Written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-4
Weight: 195
College: Michigan
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 12/20/2001

Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted

Pros:

Adequate scorer off the dribble
Has decent shooting potential
Handles the ball well
Decent rebounder for his size
Solid defender that can get steals
Above average athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Can display spotty shot selection
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Not a true point guard, but is undersized to play the two
Underperformed in limited minutes as a freshman

Summary:

Nimari Burnett was a highly touted recruit coming into college, and he was a high school teammate of Jalen Green at Prolific Prep.  In high school, he looked to be a prolific scorer that had a strong, pull-up game, and he showed the ability to finish plays above the rim.  He also appeared to be a fairly solid defender that also could rack up steals. 

However, he struggled considerably in a surprisingly reduced role at Texas Tech before transferring.  Burnett has since transferred to Alabama, where he’s played better in a reserve role for them. He will still need to continue to hone his overall game, but he could be a prospect to watch sometime down the road.

Links:
RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
MaxPreps Profile
Rivals Profile
247Sports’ Profile
247Sports’ Article on Burnett Transferring to Alabama
On3’s Article on Burnett Transferring to Michigan

Games Scouted:
1/3/20 Prolific Prep vs. Word of God Academy

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